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I'm right here... in Texas.
I bought my Mazda 6 iTouring w/ all the upgrades I could get. I WOULD have bought the Grand Touring, but it didn't come in a stick! Grrrr!
Sorry, but control freak and former racer ME must have a manual.
The test drive was, well, interesting.
I scared the ever living (you know what) out of the sales dude. After I got behind the wheel, I went to a stretch of straight, unimpeded road that I know is over a 1/4 mile and is NOT frequented by the MAN aka... the PO-LEEECE!
Question from the backseat from the sales dude: "Why are we stopping?"
Me: "So we can go fast."
Bear in mind, my husband was in the passenger seat with this gigantic evil smile on his face.
I PUNCHED THE ACCELERATOR! 1st: 30mph max @ safe 6k RPM; 2nd: 60mph! @ safe 6k RPM; 3rd: 95mph @ safe 5k RPM... slammed on the brakes w/ no ABS kick and came to a complete stop.
Me: "Mmm... interesting. I'll consider it," as I adjusted the rear view mirror to see the salesman.
I made a man w/ darker skin go WHITE and SHAKY.
I know that wasn't really all that nice, but I had to know.
Took the Grand Touring out without the salesman. I got less than 100 yards from the dealership when I said, "NO."
I test drove the Fusion... what a piece of (you know what).
I test drove the Accord because my husband has one, and it's pretty peppy for an automatic. It had all these warning systems and cameras. Drove me up the WALL. I stopped the car, turned off the ignition, looked at the salesman in the backseat and said, "I don't want a car that tells me what to do or how to drive. F**k this."
The rest is history. I love my 6. It has all the bells and whistles I want with only ONE that I could stand to be without - the blind spot monitor. I press that button after I start up the car EVERY TIME. Noisy little bratty button. I know where my car is... thank you.
Now, if I can only figure out why all of these little peons what to race me... I'm retired. Thanks.
Although, when they see a GIRL in the driver's seat, they stop. (Ugh. So. LAME.)
Take care, y'all! Nice to meet y'all.